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Creative Home Decorating Tips

After spending so many hours a day within the same four walls, you might start getting tired of seeing the same mundane view. Sometimes, it’s time to start over with a few new decorations to add some creativity and diversity to spice up the norm. Here are a few simple and inexpensive things you can do to add some variety and interest into what you’re starting to view as your unexciting home.

Mounting a few pictures, wall hangings, or collection pieces onto a few walls can be a great way to spice up a room. You can mount anything from a random collection of plates to a unique collage of photographs. Often times, the fun can be found in arranging things together that you wouldn’t normally match. A vintage plate mounted by a unique looking mirror, for example, can produce a very imaginative effect. Try mixing different textures and styles. Don’t be afraid to try things out. If it doesn’t work, that’s no problem!  You’ll know it when you’ve found the look you’re going for.

Adding a few flowers into a room can be a great way to add a splash of color and variety into a study area or a main living room. Try using a randomly colored vase to really add some fun color variety. You might be surprised at how much adding even one simple wild flower can do to highlight a room.

If you have a couch or a chair in your room, you might want to try adding some playful pillows. Some bright, contrasting colors can immediately enhance a more neutral colored area. You might even want to try bold prints, like polka dots or zebra stripes, to really get a daring accent.

If you have rooms that often feel cramped or small, there are a few things you can do to make a room feel larger. First of all, you will want to remove any excess clutter in the room. Often the more things you pile into a room, the smaller it feels. Adding in some extra light sources often tricks the mind into feeling like a room is larger. You might want to try leaving the blinds opened to increase the natural light or adding some mirrors to reflect the already available light. Mirrors reflect the light and broaden the feeling of the room. You might also want to play around with the colors of your walls. Softer color tones have been said to make rooms look larger as they reflect more light than darker shades.

Adding patterns to various areas of the room can be a great way to add some diversity. You might want to try a patterned rug or drapes. While tactful patterns can greatly enhance a bland room, you can destroy the effect by going overboard. Try to steer away from adding in too many different eye-catching patterns because you might begin to feel a sense of chaos. The same holds true with clashing colors. While mixing a few different color tones might create some inviting originality, too many might seem more distracting than pleasant.

When decorating your home, your options really are endless. Have fun and don’t be afraid to express your unique self!

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